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Mumbai to install UAV surveillance, panic buttons to ensure women's safety

May 26, 2018
The Mumbai police are planning to use Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for surveillance and install `panic buttons' in order to enhance the safety of women in the city. Upon pressing the panic button, an alert will be sent to the nearest police station, which can immediately rush its personnel to the spot.

Indian Navy commissions fourth ship of Landing Craft Utility MK-IV

May 26, 2018
The ship is commanded by Lieutenant Commander Munish Sethi and has a complement of 05 officers, 41 sailors and is capable of carrying 160 troops in addition.

Congress-JD(S) coalition wins floor test in Karnataka assembly

May 25, 2018
The Janata Dal-Secular (JDS)-Congress coalition headed by H D Kumaraswamy won the floor test in the Karnataka assembly on May 25, ending the 10-day political drama. The BJP MLAs led by former CM Yeddyurappa staged a walkout over the farm loan waiver issue just before the trust vote.

Current Affairs in Short: 25 May 2018

May 25, 2018
India ranked at 44th place in terms of competitiveness in the annual rankings compiled by International Institute for Management Development (IMD).

Top 5 Current Affairs: 25 May 2018

May 25, 2018
US President Donald Trump has cancelled the historic Singapore Summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, accusing North Korea of ‘tremendous anger and open hostility’. The meeting would have marked the first face-to-face encounter between a sitting US President and a North Korean leader.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 25 May 2018

May 25, 2018
25 May 2018: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as exercise SURYA KIRAN-XIII, 2018 IMD’s competitiveness rankings and first national sports university among others.

UGC approves online degree, diploma courses from upcoming academic session

May 25, 2018
The University Grants Commission has decided to allow the higher educational institutions and universities to offer graduate, postgraduate and diploma programmes online from the upcoming academic session.

15th Finance Commission constitutes High Level Group for balanced expansion of Health Sector

May 25, 2018
It will examine strength and weaknesses of the health sector for enabling a balanced yet faster expansion of the health sector, keeping in view the India’s demographic profile.

Nepal becomes first country in South-East Asia to eliminate Trachoma: WHO

May 25, 2018
Trachoma is an eye disease that is caused by infection with the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. The disease gets spread through contact with infective eye or nose discharges.

Prakash Javadekar launches Samagra Shiksha scheme for school education

May 25, 2018
The Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on May 24, 2018 launched Samagra Shiksha scheme for school education from pre-school to senior secondary levels.

INSV Tarini team conferred Nari Shakti Puraskar 2017

May 24, 2018
The Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi presented the prestigious Nari Shakti Puraskar 2017 to the members of the INSV Tarini team in New Delhi on May 24. A six-member crew led by Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi undertook the first ever circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women Indian crew.

Current Affairs in Short: 24 May 2018

May 24, 2018
The United States has ordered two top Venezuelan diplomats to leave the country within 48 hours, in a response to a similar action taken by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro against two of its top diplomats.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 24 May 2018

May 24, 2018
The Union Cabinet on May 23, 2018 approved the ordinance to amend the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC), heaving a sigh of relief to homebuyers who have invested in housing projects of real estate companies that have gone bankrupt.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 24 May 2018

May 24, 2018
24 May 2018: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like 2018 Man Booker International Prize, SURYA KIRAN-XIII exercise and United States has disinvited China among others.

Polish author Olga Tokarczuk wins Man Booker International prize 2018

May 24, 2018
Tokarczuk’s book 'Flights' was chosen over the works of five other finalists including Iraqi author Ahmed Saadawi’s novel ‘Frankenstein In Baghdad’.

US disinvites China from major military exercise

May 24, 2018
The United States has withdrawn its invitation to China to participate in one of the world's largest international maritime warfare exercises – ‘RIMPAC’. The exercise, held in every two years in Hawaii, involves more than 20 countries from across the world including India, Australia, Japan and the UK.

India-Nepal militaries to conduct joint battalion level exercise SURYA KIRAN-XIII

May 24, 2018
The military exercise will include training on jungle warfare, anti-terrorism combat as well as disaster response activities.

A sigh of relief for homebuyers, Union Cabinet approves ordinance to amend Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

May 24, 2018
The Union Government had earlier formed a 14-member Insolvency Law Committee (ILC) headed by corporate affairs secretary Injeti Srinivas to recommend amendments to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.

NITI Aayog, ABB India sign Statement of Intent

May 24, 2018
NITI Aayog and ABB India have signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) to support the Indian government realise its vision of ‘Make in India’ through advanced manufacturing technologies that incorporate the latest developments in robotics and artificial intelligence.

Top Cabinet Approvals: 24 May 2018

May 24, 2018
The Union Cabinet approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Turkey on trade in poppy seeds to ensure quick and transparent processing for import of poppy seeds from Turkey.

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